(yep, it’s still Take-A-Look Tuesday – scroll on down for that…)
READ THIS: If you normally scroll past my Silhouette Promotion posts because you don’t have a Silhouette Machine, don’t worry, this is for you – I did this whole project without my machine, just for you!
“Pssst, doesn’t it look like I waited in line forever to get my face painted – but it’s just a fake tattoo that took less than a minute….”
I don’t know about you, but I’m not the biggest fan of temporary tattoos – – mainly because they’re so ugly! Just a few days ago, my preschooler slapped a giant Hello Kitty across her cheek – ugh! I have this thing against all things “character” and that makes up most the tattoos out there.
But the idea of being able to make my own – – now that’s got potential !
I had this grand idea to make the tattoos look like face painting – fun, right?!? Here we go:
Get the tattoo paper from Silhouette (it’s on sale – see the end of this post for code) and stick it in your printer and print out your designs. I just used Word and Clip Art ( I searched “flourish) – it’s that easy.
Then, you peel the back of this sticky sheet and stick it onto the top of your designs (don’t let it hang over like I did – sticky table mess!)
Then cut your shapes out. This is where having the Silhouette Machine would come in handy – it would be able to cut right around your shapes. I didn’t. I was okay with it. If you look close, you can see the shiny clear around the designs when they’re stuck on – fine with me.
Anyways, back to the tutorial – cut around the shapes:
Then they’re like all the other tattoos your kids have used – you first peel off the clear sheet:
Put the tattoo design-down on the skin and cover it with a wet cloth.
Hold until the paper backing is saturated, then pull the paper backing off. That’s it – so quick!
They love them! And side note, if you want more “candid” pictures, use good ole “potty talk”. Picture on the left: “smile girls”. Picture on the right “do you think it’s funny when I say… (wait for it)… Poopy Diaper?!”
Alright, the monthly Silhouette Deal you’ve been waiting to hear about: